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#1 OPEN BOOK

Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary

The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction. Read by Jessica Simpson. 11 hours, 22 minutes unabridged.

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#2 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts. Read by the author. 8 hours, 42 minutes unabridged.

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#3 BECOMING

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent. Read by the author. 19 hours, 3 minutes unabridged.

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#4 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.” Read by the author. 8 hours, 50 minutes unabridged.

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#5 EDUCATED

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. Read by Julia Whelan. 12 hours, 10 minutes unabridged.

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#6 A VERY STABLE GENIUS

Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration. Read by Hillary Huber and the authors. 17 hours, 22 minutes unabridged.

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#7 EXTREME OWNERSHIP

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization. Read by the authors. 8 hours, 15 minutes unabridged.

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#8 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species. Read by Derek Perkins. 15 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.

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#9 CATCH AND KILL

Ronan Farrow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men. Read by the author. 10 hours, 43 minutes unabridged.

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#10 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Unexpected factors that explain why some people succeed, such as upbringing, timing and 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Read by the author. 7 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.

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#11 DARK TOWERS

David Enrich

The New York Times finance editor traces the history and illicit dealings of Deutsche Bank. Read by B.J. Harrison. 13 hours, 11 minutes unabridged.

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#12 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE

Erik Larson

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill. Read by John Lee and the author. 17 hours and 49 minutes unabridged.

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#13 WHY WE SLEEP

Matthew Walker

A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams. Read by Steve West. 13 hours, 52 minutes unabridged.

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#14 EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

SC Gwynne

The story of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches. Read by David Drummond. 15 hours, 3 minutes unabridged.

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#15 WHY WE'RE POLARIZED

Ezra Klein

The editor at large and co-founder of Vox offers his take on what causes divisions in America. Read by the author. 8 hours, 32 minutes unabridged.

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